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The Week of September 19, 1997

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The Asiaweek Financial 500 Navigator An online table of contents for The Asiaweek Financial 500
Turmoil How Asia's financial crisis is hurting banks, companies and people
Hot Seat Thai Finance Minister Thanong plays it cool
Bailouts How Japan is saving its banks
All for One Central banks circle their wagons
Guide Asian banking markets at a glance
The 500 The largest commercial banks in Asia ranked by assets, deposits, loans and profits
Index Quick guide, with name, rank and IDD numbers of the Asiweek Financial 500 corporations
Performance The biggest, the best and the worst
E D I T O R I A L
Reform Thailand's nascent Constitution affects the region
Royals Asian reverence accords the privacy Diana craved
T H E  N A T I O N S
Diplomacy Not all smiles when Hashimoto visited Beijing
History Chemical bombs still litter China's countryside
Consequences The PM consolidates at home
Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa had some explaining to do in Washington
Malaysia PM Mahathir boldly goes where few dare, and calls for a new attitude toward Islam
Essay One Muslim's view on how to modernize and moderate Islam
Sri Lanka Interview with President Chandrika Kumaratunga
F E A T U R E S
Viewpoint Caring for others is good for business
Art Questions of post-1997 identity are explored by Hong Kong artists
Theater An Indian group's shock tactics against prejudice
Health Blood pressure rising? It's time to go bananas
People Another reel victory for Japan's Kitano Takeshi
Newsmakers Chen Xitong gets axed
Passage Mother Teresa dies at age 87
L E T T E R S  &  C O M M E N T
Letters & Comment Penang tourism is doing well
N E W S M A P
Navigate this week's news by country
Cover by Justin Dubber

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